Facebook Goes Full Damage-Repair Mode

Mark Zuckerberg apologizes
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Facebook and it’s creator, Mark Zuckerberg, continues to do damage-repair in light of the recent situation the company is facing.

The social media giant knows they are in the wrong and are taking full responsibility of it. Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg has been going on TV interviews and just recently, taken out full-page ads in newspapers.

On Wednesday, Zuckerberg has finally broken his silence on the issue and has posted a lengthy explanation on his personal Facebook page. There he vowed to investigate “all apps that had access to large amounts of information”.

“The good news is that the most important actions to prevent this from happening again today we have already taken years ago,” he wrote in his post. “But we also made mistakes, there’s more to do, and we need to step up and do it.”

Zuckerberg also gave a rare on-cam interview to CNN explaining what’s been going on. He then spoke to some news outlets regarding the situation and laid out the steps that the company is taking.

In a surprising move, Facebook also took out full-page ads in newspapers in the UK and the US to say sorry.

In the ad, Zuckerberg explained that a quiz built by a university researcher had “leaked Facebook data of millions of people in 2014”.

“I’m sorry we didn’t do more at the time. We’re now taking steps to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” the ad further reads.

The full-page apology were plastered in both broadsheets and tabloids in the UK. This includes Mail on Sunday, Observer, Sunday Mirror, Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Times, and Sunday Express.

In the US, Facebook had full-page adverts in New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.